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How to Make a Pew Bow

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Today we’ll be making a pew bow using 2-1/2″ wired double faced satin and 54″ tulle ribbons, both white.

The finished pew bow.
The finished 6-loop pew bow with satin and tulle tails.
Ribbons used to make the pew bow.
Ribbons used to make the pew bow include a double-sided wired 2-1/2″ wide satin and 54″ tulle ribbon.

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• Welcome back to’s weekly DIY webseries.
• This week we’re going to make a traditional white pew bow using satin to make the bow and adding tulle for its tail.
• Supplies used include a scissor, ruler, some white two and a half inch double faced satin, and 54 inch tulle ribbons.
• We begin by measuring out 24 inches of the satin and 30 inches of the tulle, and doubling them.
• Folded and cut, these pieces will both be used as the bow’s tails.
• We then cut the ends of the satin tail piece diagonally.
• This pew bow will be relatively simple compared to some that we’ve made in the past.
• And since we’re using double-sided ribbon, there’s no need to twist to the opposite face after each loop.
• Once completed, we cut the end of the bow,
• And attach the satin tail piece to its center.
• We then attach the tulle, holding the bow and tails in one hand.
• Wrapping all the pieces together using some florist wires and twisting in place, we then position each loop around a circle.
• To cover up all the knots and florist wires, we then cut and fold in the sides of a small piece of the satin ribbon, keeping it folded with some fabric glue.
• We then wrap this around the center, setting it in place with the same glue.
• Finally, we seal the tail ends of the satin using a lighter.
• And there you have it!
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Brown Satin Ribbon for Wreaths

Ribbons are amazingly rich in meaning. Not only are they awarded for excellence, but they are also perfect adornments. Satin ribbons wholesale are an affordable way to decorate, especially at this time of year when buying a spool of brown satin ribbon can be used for basically anything.


First, buy a pinecone wreath, the kind with different sized and colored pinecones. Variation makes it look more natural, like you made it, which you can do by spray painting a styrofoam wreath brown and hot gluing pinecones to it. Add hot glue between the pine cones to make them sturdier and so that none of the brown styrofoam shows—cover the styrofoam entirely in pinecones. Then take your brown satin ribbon and wrap it around the wreath, draping it so that it looks natural. You could also tie a brown satin ribbon bow and hot glue it to the top of the wreath. Or you could hang the wreath from a thick piece of brown satin ribbon and hang the brown satin ribbon to a mantle or hook on the back of a door. This is a more synthesizing effect between nature and man-made effects than the wrapping of the ribbon around the wreath.

An Autumn Wreath Can Transform

After Thanksgiving, (which, I know, sounds so far away but will be here sooner than you think!) you can swap the brown satin ribbon for red or green satin ribbon for a more holiday look. Or, you could spray paint your pine cones white, but if you do that you won’t be able to use the wreath again next fall. You could also hang little Christmas decorations on your pine cones if you want to preserve the fall nature of your wreath and keep it for future seasons too. If you liked this holiday tip, Check back over the next few weeks for more ways to use ribbon around the house!

Why Buy Satin Ribbons Wholesale?

When you buy satin ribbons wholesale, you’re getting a great value, which is the point of buying anything wholesale really, because wholesalers as opposed to retailers are about moving product, especially to other businesses, which is why they are so inexpensive, typically, and why they sell in bulk.

Wholesale for businesses only

One day I was walking down my street and realized that on the corner is a wholesale store that sells office and home supplies, well, I needed some new paper towels so I walked in and the Chinese lady behind the counter asked me to show my business ID number. I didn’t have a business ID number, so I had to leave, and I realized that they only sell to businesses, which is a shame, because I would have easily bought eighteen rolls of paper towels, especially since they were only about a quarter a roll.

Wholesale for families

Then you have Sam’s Club and Costco, and those places are great, especially for families who eat a lot. When I was a kid, we had a snow day on April 1st, which was a joyous April Fool’s Day, because after I went to Sam’s with mom and we bought a box of full-size candy bars, and came home, the snow was already melting. And every day I brought one of those candy bars to school, boy was I cool, everyone was jealous and I had the glory of eating a full-size candy bar with lunch.

The only reason you might not want to shop at wholesale food stores is if you plan to eat out instead of cook or you are only one person living alone; you don’t want all the food you buy wholesale to spoil. But with ribbons you don’t have to worry about that because ribbons don’t expire, they don’t go bad; ribbons, especially satin ribbons, last, they’re always good, and can be used for wrapping and clothing and hair styling and lots of other things too. So if you have any uses for satin ribbon, why not buy it wholesale, save money, and make good use of your ribbon!

Wholesale Satin Ribbon Roses

One reason wholesale satin ribbon is so great is its texture. Satin is shiny and smooth, a cousin of silk. Other ribbons, of course, provide varying texture. Grosgrain ribbon has a bunched up look, which is better suited for being the focal point of an object, like an invitation, instead of merely adorning something, like a vase.

To make any flower vase more beautiful, take wholesale satin ribbon and tie individual bows up and down the length of the vase. Match the color of the satin ribbon bows with the flowers.

Satin Ribbon Roses

To adorn a present, take a piece of satin ribbon 50 inches long and fold it in half, so that one end is about six inches longer than the other. At the middle of the ribbon, where the fold is, shift one leg of the ribbon so that the two legs of the fold create a right angle where they meet. Throw the other leg over next, so that you have the beginning of a series of folds at right angles. Remember to keep the edges straight!

You should have a square of ribbon from the many times you’ve folded it over and over itself, with two long legs still loose. Once you’re done holding and folding, take the top fold and pick it up—the folded ribbon should hang down like a beautiful ribbon ladder. Next, grab the top of the ribbon ladder, the area before the legs, and with your thumb holding that point, pull the longer ribbon leg tight, bringing the ladder in and forming the impression of a rose. Then clip the legs and use a clear ponytail rubber band to hold the bottom of the rose in place.

Last, take some floral tape, the kind used for real rose bouquets, and tape around the remaining pieces of ribbon so that you wrap all the way to the bottom and create a green stem. Repeat as much as you like and use these ribbon roses as corsages or in a vase! If you’re having trouble, you can watch a video of how to make ribbon roses here. Here are some other links to videos for ribbon roses.

How to Make a Wholesale Satin Ribbon Covered Cork Board

Now that school’s back in session, it’s time to get organized. That word alone is enough to make anyone groan, not only your little ones who are used to being told to keep their desks neat and to turn in their homework without any wrinkles or creases. The thing is, organization is most fun when it involves keeping things pretty. It’s hard for kids to keep their desks clean because the insides of their desks are all the same. If, for example, each desk had its own color of satin ribbon, it might be easier for kids to take more pride in their area.

How to make a fabric covered cork board

Here’s one easy way to add some organization into your home life and show your little one how easy it can be to keep papers neat. First, buy a cork board. An ordinary cork board is like the average empty desk, easy to clutter because of how boring it is. Buy some batting and a piece of fabric that’s big enough to cover your cork board. Use a staple gun to staple the fabric and batting over the front of the board. Before stapling the corner batting and fabric to the board, cut off the excess material so the cork board will lie flat.

Invest in a spool of thin wholesale satin ribbon. Arrange the wholesale satin ribbon in a taut crisscross pattern across the board. Use upholstery tacks to pin the ribbon to the board at intersection points and at the corners of the board. A tack hammer works really well for this. Then hot glue the edges of the wholesale satin ribbon to the back of the board.

Lead by example

Now you have a beautiful fabric-covered cork board. This is the perfect place to place important reminders and papers for your kids’ school year. When you lead by example, you’ll find a lot fewer complaints about messy desks.

The Most Famous Military Ribbons

Whenever you see a medal, you always see a ribbon too. Nations around the world celebrate their military heroes by recognizing them with a badge of honor. Here are some of the world’s most famous military ribbons.

The Purple Heart

This purple satin ribbon is given to those injured or killed in battle after April 5, 1917, though it took about fifteen years after that for it first to be awarded. George Washington established its predecessor, the Badge of Military Merit. More than a million people were awarded this medal after WWII. About 320,000 received it after WWI, and 315,000 got it when they came back from Vietnam.

The Medal of Honor

This is the highest military distinction given to those fighting for the U.S.A. above and beyond the call of duty. With a light blue silk moiré ribbon with thirteen white stars in the shape of three chevrons, this badge was created in 1861 and has only been awarded 3,469 times. The Army, Navy, and Air Force versions are all slightly different. The ribbon also comes with a lapel button, and if one joins the league of those nineteen who have received the ribbon twice, as of 2013, the recipient receives a “V” device to put on the ribbon.

The Military Medal

This medal is given to those who distinguish themselves bravely in service on land for the British Commonwealth. This medal was established March 25, 1916 and discontinued in 1993 for the Military Cross (MC). It hung on a blue ribbon that had red and white stripes. The MC has a purple and white moiré ribbon.

Victoria Cross

If the MC is the equivalent of the Purple Heart, this ribbon is the British Medal of Honor. On a 1 1/2 inch maroon ribbon, this is given to any military personnel for conspicuous bravery or self-sacrifice. It takes equal precedence with the George Cross, which can be given to civilians for acts of great heroism.

Legion d’Honneur

This is the highest honor awarded by the French. It has five distinctions, and although it is technically limited to French nationals, those who live abroad and serve French ideals can also be distinguished, which amounts to the same thing as being awarded the ribbon. Founded by Napoleon in 1804, this red ribbon has been awarded to over a million people, including Bob Dylan and Julia Child.

If you serve in a military campaign, at least in the U.S., you will receive a ribbon to wear on your coat. A total of 57 ribbons exist today to honor those who have served our country. But as the Legion d’Honneur and the George Cross show, you don’t have to wear a uniform to receive a fancy satin ribbon.

How to Choose the Right Colored Wholesale Ribbon

Seasonal Color Symbolism

Now that summer is almost over, it’s time to start thinking about colored wholesale ribbon for autumn. It’s funny how different parts of the year have corresponding colors. When September rolls around, we always think of yellow, orange, and red as colors of the harvest. Come December, with the exception of Christmas, deep blues and purples symbolize the coldest season of the year. In spring, light greens and pastels are appropriate, and during summer coral, turquoise and gold are what we usually think of (and wear).

The time of year typically dictates what colors we associate with often because of the food we eat. For example, the oranges of ripe pumpkins translate well into satin ribbon decorations, at a wedding or otherwise. Red apples and yellow squash are other foods that we typically associate with autumn’s colors, at least in North America. But because different foods grow around the world, and weather varies so widely from latitude to latitude, different colored ribbons have a wide range of symbolism, depending on where you go.

Wedding Color Symbolism

Take the white satin ribbon frequently seen on wedding dresses, for example. In the Western World, white became the standard color for wedding dress after Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert in 1840, when she wore this color to incorporate some of her favorite lace. Before that, black was a common color for wedding dresses, especially in Scandinavia. In the East, in China, India, Pakistan and Vietnam, red is typically worn as a sign of auspiciousness and good luck for brides on their wedding day. But cultures vary so widely across the world that while in India red means purity and in traditional Jewish cultures it means sin. White means unhappiness in India and is the color of mourning in China.

It’s very important to be aware of what colors symbolize depending on where you’re marketing the wholesale ribbons you buy. This page describes how certain segments of the population prefer certain colors. If it’s in the West, you probably don’t have to think too hard, your gut reaction will let you know what color ribbon is appropriate for a project. But if you or your product is headed across international lines, do some research, even if you’re getting married.

How to Do DIY Wedding Favors

We all know how important your wedding is, and how much it can cost. That’s why it’s a great idea to save when it comes down to the details. Take wedding favors, for instance. While some people don’t think wedding favors are necessary, they’re the kind of detail that says thank you in a way that makes them feel special for knowing you. While some more modern weddings choose not to include wedding favors, the decision ultimately depends on what your budget is. You don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on wedding favors if it means cutting into open bar time, or choosing a less expensive dish to serve at the reception. Plus, many wedding favors are tchotchkes that bear the monogram of the couple, bulk accessories quickly forgotten by guests. So if you’re going to do wedding favors, do them right!

Wedding Favors They’ll Want

Instead of creating wedding favors that no one wants, try giving things people will actually use. Foodstuffs work great. Coffee, salt water taffy, jars of jam, honey, booze, or s’mores kits are just some ideas. Crafts like journals, candles, sketchbooks, and coasters also make great gifts. Flip-flops or even sunglasses can be personalized with a tag and a piece of curled grosgrain or satin ribbon. Buy a spool of wholesale satin ribbon to do it yourself and save. Making a donation to your favorite charity in the name of your guests is another great wedding favor idea. But even then, it’s important to personalize it with the name of your guest and a flourish of ribbon.

If it’s within your budget, give wedding favors to everyone, or at least one to each couple. The right way to do it is with a place card that has their name and where they should sit. For couples, place their favor between their seats. Some weddings have color-coordinated wedding favors. These usually match with the wedding’s colors.

DIY Touches

Simple touches like a curl of satin ribbon onto that mojito kit or personalized lip balm really make a big difference in your guest’s opinion of the wedding. So as long as it doesn’t cut into the other important parts of the ceremony, make sure to give your guests a favor they’ll remember.

Our 5 Favorite Wedding Flowers and How to Tie Them

Floral bouquets can cost a ton of money, especially when they’re out of season and shipped from around the world. They’re also a huge part of your wedding—who knows, you may associate the scent of your special day with that flower for years to come. In this post we’ll run through some of our favorite flowers for bouquets, and offer tips on how to cut costs with quick DIY tricks that make use of wholesale satin ribbons.

Calla Lilies

Sure we love roses, but for so long they’ve been associated with love. They’re almost played, even if they are yellow or white. Let’s start from the top and work our way down. Take the Calla Lily. This beautiful white flower is native to Southern Africa. White Calla Lilies are most popular but they also come in purple and other colors. They also come in two sizes, a long-stem for bouquets and a miniature, perfect for bouttonieres and nosegays.

Lily of the Valley

The Lily of the Valley is another beautiful flower, a bit more soft-spoken, but very sweet-smelling, despite being very poisonous. The little bell-shaped flowers have a long tradition within Christianity as springing into existence from the tears Mary cried after the crucifixion. This flowers is also expensive; it was used in Kate Middleton’s bouquet.


Peonies are a big bushy flower with lush petals that comes in a variety of colors, from pink to white to red. Cultivated in Asia for thousands of years, the French took this further by bringing it to the West. They’re not inexpensive, though they are cheaper during late spring and early summer.


With their many petals, a bouquet of ranunculus can be beautiful, in one color or in an assortment. This relative of the buttercup ranges in color from white to orange to pink and lots of shades in between. Ranunculus last a long time after they’re cut, and they bloom in early spring.

Sweet Peas

Native to southern Italy and Sicily, these brightly colored flowers are sweet-smelling and beautiful for any bouquet. Because of their colorful range, from rich pink to deep purple, this flower was the favorite of geneticists Mendel and Punnett for their easy breedability. A crawler, this flower grows widely and is not expensive.

The right satin ribbon for your bouquet

It’s easy to match wholesale satin ribbon with your choice flowers. Typically white satin ribbon works well against the green stems. You can also match satin ribbon ties with the color of your dress. If on the other hand you want to be less traditional, choose a color that matches the color of your bouquet. If your bouquet is a variety of colors, choose one color of wholesale satin ribbon to make it pop.

Tell your florist you want long stems so you have something to hold onto. You can always trim them down later if you need to. Wrap them with flower tape before tying them in ribbon, and after that spray them with hairspray. You’ll save money if you do it yourself, and you’ll have a beautiful bouquet.

How to Use Satin Ribbon For Your Wedding

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After Susan McMonagle’s daughter Christine & her fiancé Adam exchanged vows April 26, 2014 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, a reception followed at Waverley Country Club.

wholesale satin ribbonSatin ribbon from MIDORI were used to tie bridesmaid’s bouquets while Ribbon Bazaar’s wholesale satin ribbons were used for everything else, including to encircle the tiers of the wedding cake.

Seating cards were color-coded using RB ribbon denoting the entree each guest had chosen. They were displayed on a table decorated by wide satin ribbons matching the bridesmaids’ gowns. The wide satin ribbons were sewn to points and festooned with a bejeweled button.

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